Volkswagen Golf (2009 - 2013)

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reviewed by Gary Lindley on 26 July 2019
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reviewed by Pab D on 28 June 2019
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reviewed by Paul Alllum on 8 April 2019
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reviewed by Andrew Khaleeli on 23 February 2019
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reviewed by Jonathan Pickard on 2 July 2018
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BlueMotion 1.6 TDI 5dr Hatchback

reviewed by ah207 on 10 April 2018
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Overall rating
4
How it drives
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Fuel economy
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Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
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Cost of maintenance and repairs
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Experience at the dealership
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How practical it is
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Overall reliability

Very poor reliability and expensive to repair

A 2009 VW Golf! Pinnacle of motoring reliability, right? Wrong! We bought a diesel because we were mainly doing long motorway journies at weekends/holidays. After 1 year, car lost power on motorway, went into safe mode. All four fuel injectors needed replacing at a cost of 2000 pounds. A year later, the EGR valve died - 750 pounds to replace it. The spongy heat/noise mat under the bonnet came loose/brittle - needed replacing. On top of that, this car had the engine number that was affected by the VW emissions scandal. The build quality and ride were all good - as was the interior trim and body work. But poor reliability and expensive repairs meant that after 6 unhappy years, we sold it on - but warned the new buyer of its history. As a stop gap, we purchased a 17 year old Toyota Yaris mark 1 for 650 pounds. Its still going! It starts every time whether standing in the sun, or covered in ice/snow. It passed its MOT with only a minor advisory for faded headlamps. 12 pounds to replace both windscreen wipers and 30 pounds to change oil/filter and replace fluids. This is how motoring should be! Suffice to say, we still have the Yaris as we haven't felt the urge to "upgrade" from our stop-gap solution.

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Price£14,880–£33,710
Road TaxA–J
MPG33.2–74.3 mpg
Real MPG87.9%

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